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Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.

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Directed by

John Carpenter

Written by

Bill Lancaster (Screenplay)
John W. Campbell Jr. (Story)

Runtime

109 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Man is The Warmest Place to Hide.

Cast

Keywords

ice remake snow storm based on novel or book cult film alien alien life-form paranoia antarctica space marine norwegian sled dogs research station shape shifting alien

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#163 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#296 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#289 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#286 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss